B.Sc. in Fisheries & Marine Sciences

B.Sc. in Fisheries & Marine Sciences
@ Ocean University of Sri Lanka

This degree programme is designed to provide the Student with comprehensive knowledge of Fisheries and Marine Science.

On successful completion of this Program, the graduate will acquire a broad –based knowledge of marine sciences and demonstrate the understanding of;

  • Physical & chemical features of the marine environment which provide a habitat for multitude of living organisms
  • Critical role of Oceans in food supply and in global climate change
  • Diversity of marine organisms, ecosystems, their biology, evolutionary history, biogeography, interactions with other organisms and adaptations to their environments
  • The scientific knowledge and skill needed for fisheries sciences, aquatic resource production and mariculture career
  • The multidisciplinary perspectives in dealing with fisheries management and mariculture management
  • Advance aquaculture production systems and engineering that will enhance them to design, construct operate and maintain aquaculture facilities
  • The impacts of coast and coastal environments, resulting from natural and anthropogenic activities and possible mediatory measures (management) including methods of biodiversity conservation
  • International low of the sea and national lows governing the rights and responsibilities of nations and the local costal environments
  • The scientific method and critical thinking including the ability to design and carryout and inquiry based research or interesting project, analyze scientific literature, write a scientific proposal, research paper, and a scientific presentation
  • The use of and application of biostatistical and microcomputer techniques
  • The skill and experience needed for further research, higher education or appropriate employments
  • The development of commercially valuable products and processes from and marine organisms through the application of techniques of biotechnology, molecular & cell biology & bioinformatics


3 - 4 Years

Course Level





Mechanical Engineering

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